SpeedBooster (Afterburner) - slow speeds anyone?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by SirDracula, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member


    I have the following setup:

    Linksys WRT54GS v3 running Thibor's HyperWRT 191005 build
    Dell Wireless 1370 mini-PCI card with Dell drivers 3.120.27

    So both the router and the client card are based on the same/latest generation Broadcom chipsets (at least last I looked).

    The Dell drivers for the client card allow me to enable/disable Afterburner/SpeedBooster.

    With Afterburner DISABLED I get a stable connection speed of 54Mbps with actual throughput of about 24-25Mbps as expected. Nothing to complain about.

    With Afterburner ENABLED I get a flaky connection of about 11-18Mbps with actual throughput of about 7-8Mbps. Go figure!

    I tried all channels, no difference.

    Any ideas? So much for this speed boost(er) at least based on my experience. Anything in the Advanced options for the card or the router that I should enable/disable?

    I hear SpeedBooster should give around 35Mbps actual throughput. Is anyone able to get SpeedBooster to work reliably?

  2. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    bump ... anyone, please?
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    The client card may offer Speedbooster but afaik there is something in the Client card firmware that needs to be toggled for SpeedBooster to work correctly. it isn't just a matter of Software drivers, and if the client card doesn't support speedbooster then speebooster on the WRT54GS will affect the thoughput lowering the speed.

    I have 2 wireless cards here. one supports speedbooster the other doesn't if speedbooster is enabled then it effects the one card that doesn't support it.

    btw http://images.lunarpages.com/10953148.cab


    are the Latest Broadcom drivers and apparently downloaded from Windows Corporate driver site.
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